Packing- HC-33

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Packing- HC-33

Postby capt_ray » Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:03 pm

Here's a post I wrote on a thread on the old board....

Steve, The packing is dripping a little now when the shaft is turning after a brief “break-in” period. It does not drip when still.

As I understand it, Gore-Tex is a second generation Teflon packing. It is made from Teflon fibers (or Teflon coated fibers) woven into a braid. It replaces the older Teflon impregnated flax. It was highly recommended by the Yard guys, and the only kind of packing they use now.

So far , I'm happy

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Postby warmrain » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:03 am

Thanks Ray,

I'll look into it next time we haul out. I think it's good that a little dripping occurs when the shaft is turning...

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